Oviedo's tapas bars: Tapas, tapas, tapas (and pinxos)
If you've always wanted to check out the custom of bar hopping to taste tapas, the link below will direct you to some of the better tapas bars in Oviedo. I should mention that going out for tapas (a tapear) and going out for a snack (pinxos- finger sandwiches) is a slightly different proceedure that you need to experience to understand. (Personally I prefer pinxos over tapas for two reasons: 1. pinxos are cheaper and more casual 2. tapas tend to be a lot of seafood, and I don't like seafood.) Going out for tapas is more of a formal ritual that is best done in groups. Pinxos can be done solo. In both cases you only pay for what you eat.
Dress Code: Nice decent clothes (see my cultural tip under general Asturias.)
Since my early young-times, we used to go to a place called 'TAXI' because the people we met there and the low prizes of drinks.
In the begining of the 90's four friend (Angel, Alberto, Antonio and Miguel) got the place, changed the name to MOVIE and came into the night business.
I will look for a picture to show you the place, and you will not miss to take a drink on it in your trip to Oviedo.
Usually, they prepare parties (Carnival, Saint Matthew), and concerts (local bands).
Dress Code: No special dress required.
My friend Ana (the girl from Riosa village - Asturias) had a pleasant and funny dinner on September 2001 to celebrate her 30 birthday. We were 14 people eating and drinking, and playing a lot of jokes (her boyfriend Jose is one of the most kidding boys I've Known).
Teatro Campoamor: For Opera, Orchestra, etc
Teatro Campoamor is where you can attend all sorts of cultural events, concerts, ballets, etc. It is in the heart of Oviedo.
Dress Code: Semi-formal attire.
Open air fun in the old town: Weekends are best
The old town is very animated on weekends, young crowds fill the pedestrian areas of the old town and its many cheap bars and restaurants.
Dress Code: Casual